Never mind that geographically, Guyana is outside of the hurricane zone nor has it been hit by a serious earthquake; a visitor visiting for the first time would never be able to tell that the calamity that is Guyana is manmade compliments of the PNC and PPP.
It is often said that a society deserves the leadership it gets and nowhere is this adage more true than in Guyana’s case. Call it what you will: apathy, fear, cowardice or opportunism; the two major racial groups remain trapped in a vortex that since Guyana’s independence in general but specifically in the past decade and a half has benefited mediocre self-serving politicians without a moral compass. Blessed with bountiful natural resources, the national patrimony is now in the hands of kleptocrats and oligarchs that have risen in the past decade.
Charitably put, David Granger has been a major disappointment on many fronts as leader of the majority opposition party but none more so than the recently concluded PNC Congress. Given the discipline required to lead the army, one of the nation’s top institutions, one would have expected him to stamp his imprimatur of a leader on an organization crying out for strong competent leadership.
Instead, the PNC learnt nothing from the most recent PPP kangaroo Congress and could not distinguish themselves from a backward and undemocratic private club that exists solely to benefit members of the PPP’s “family and friends network.”
Most tellingly the APNU, the major opposition party in parliament, has yet to fully embrace and endorse AFC’s call for a no confidence vote to rid Guyanese of the albatross that is the PPP strangling their collective necks.
Even more interesting is the pronouncement made by PPP member Ralph Ramkarran after the results of the most recent census showed a decline in the Indian population.
Mr. Ramkarran noted now would be the time for the PPP to seriously consider (in other words the other times was just lip service) shared governance, ostensibly so that the PPP can remain in power. Anyone subscribing to the belief that Ramkarran left the PPP, should disabuse themselves of that notion; for while he may have taken a “break,” the core belief that the PPP is the only party to lead Guyana has not left him. I don’t think that Ramkarran may have been part of the corrupt PPP cesspool but he has never been a fair arbiter of Guyana’s affairs.
So now we come to the junior opposition party in parliament, the AFC, leading the charge to oust the PPP from office along with a lawyer in private practice giving what appears to be sound advice on constitutional reform prior to a no confidence vote so that the opposition parties can form a decent government.
Again, the APNU is yet to pronounce on if they’re all in to dislodge the PPP and seek justice for the damages inflicted on the national treasury and the psyche of a nation that is figuratively treated like a battered spouse. Guyanese, you deserve better, but you will only get it when you permit yourselves to believe you deserve better.
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